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Bavarian Broadcasting DG to take over as ARD chair

Ulrich Wilhem

Ulrich Wilhem

The director general of Bayerischer Rundfunk (Bavarian Broadcasting Corporation), Ulrich Wilhem, will take over as the next chairman of public broadcast body ARD in 2018.

Wilhelm will take over from Mitteldeutscher Rundfunk (Central German Broadcasting) director and current ARD chairman Karola Wille, who will take the deputy role from next year.

The move comes as Bayerischer Rundfunk takes over the ARD presidency from Mitteldeutscher Rundfunk, taking on the role for the first time since 2005/2006.

ARD is a joint organisation of Germany’s regional broadcasters and was founded in 1950.